Friday, December 10, 2010
Two years after a trip to a Bread for the World conference in Washington, D.C. inspired the creation of the Westminster Poverty Initiative, a group of students are taking the first steps toward making a difference in the local community.
Having forged a partnership with the school’s food services program, Fresh Ideas, the students this week started delivering excess food from campus meals to the Soup Kitchen to supplement its nightly offerings.
At 2 p.m. each afternoon, WPI president Derick Dailey and several classmates load up trays of leftovers from lunch to cart over to the John C. Harris Community Center, where the Soup Kitchen serves dinner to area families from 5-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
“We can actually take this food and give it to people that need it, which is wonderful,” said WPI